Pro mountain biker leading all-women’s event over at Woodward
Professional mountain biker Brooke Trine and six other female pros will be heading up an all-women’s mountain biking event at Woodward Park City on September 23. Named Brooke’s September Ender, these seven pros will be showcasing their skills, offering expertise and more in an all-afternoon affair.
The September Ender is part of Trine’s signature coaching experience, which is tailored towards underserved people within the mountain biking community, such as women. Trine spoke at length about the previous lack of female representation within the sport, and how that was a huge detriment to the development of riders like herself.
“Girls who are pro now never had any professional freeride women to look up to when they were growing up, which makes a huge difference when you’re setting goals for yourself,” Trine said. “So definitely, creating that space, making that a priority, is important to me.” Trine also expressed gratitude towards Woodward and other like organizations who she feels are doing an excellent job at making female bikers feel an increased sense of belonging in traditionally male-dominated spaces.
Along with feeling a responsibility to upcoming female riders, Trine also coaches because she looks to give back to the sport that helped change her life. It has been her career since 2019, when she surprisingly quit her day job to pursue the sport full time.
“Once I started dabbling in that a little bit, I just got so much joy in helping others,” said Trine on getting into coaching. “What I really love about the sport and with coaching is you can kind of give people bits of information, at any level, and help them push through a plateau that they’re at.” Trine hopes to push for similar events moving forward, as well as recover from a long-lasting injury for a near return to competition herself.
Trine is confident that the sport is finally coming around towards the popularity of such women’s events. She is looking forward to growing their profile, and then continuing to test herself once more against all the world’s best.
If you’re interested in the September Ender event, visit http://www.woodwardparkcity.com/plan-a-visit/events/brookes-september-ender. There are still open spots for participation, which are free of charge to members and just $20 for non-members.
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